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  • First TACaversary!

    Posted by Al.E on April 21, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    2020 what a year and how fast and O’ so slow of a year it was. Slow for the obvious reasons. But fast on my Guitar journey. I decided for the new year 2020 I was going to play the Guitar (Ibanez V320) I purchased back in 1983 or so, and really never leaned much as it held up the corner in a few houses. Well, I needed strings, got them and had no clue what to do. I did a search and found this smiley long-haired hippie looking guy who was totally into explaining how to string a guitar. Well Tony as he is called now enters my home every evening with a bit of wit and a very learnable style of explaining his passion to me. It took me until April 10 2020 to wise up and join the TAC Family. Somewhere along the way in January I found Acoustic Tuesday and found the Tony Polecastro rabbit hole. I fill in and found a world I never realizes existed.

    I found a love for the Acoustic Guitar and the artists that play them. I have leaned that each guitar is totally different in many ways and yet the same. The woods and strings and hands that artistically create these amazing works of art. I have discovered many new artists; I would never know existed had it not been for TAC / Acoustic Tuesday as well as the TAC family. Thank you, Tony and team and the Tac Family.

    1 year, 344 playing sessions later, I now know about 14 cords and can move around then pretty well. Flatpicking, Love it. Fingerpicking, really like everything about it. So, when it comes to the daily challenges I’m all in every day. I set aside time every evening. In the beginning 30 minutes was my limit due to finger pain. 90 to 120 minutes is my average each night. I’m totally enjoying my self and having a blast. I look forward to each session, But I start my day looking up Guitar related stuff before work. I guess I’m turning into a guitar geek. Playing my guitar keeps me away from the snacks and a small win is I lost 48 lbs.

    I am so pleased with my progress; I feel it’s all due to TAC and the easy way it is laid out for you. Engaging not demanding and FUN! Learning Bar cords sucks sorry to say, but I’m going to get them down, I know they are extremally important to playing a lot of music I wish to learn. That is one of my goals this year. I also hope to get the fret board down. I really have not used the metronome much at all and plan on learning how to use it correctly, I know it is one of those things that helps build your skill set.

    As bad as 2020 was worldwide, I found I really achieved some success in my personal goals thanks to TAC and the rabbit hole I stumbled into. I didn’t know there was a party going on down here……..

    Have a Grateful Day TAC family!

    Al.E replied 3 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Alfred

    April 21, 2021 at 5:33 pm


    I hope to see similar success with the flat pick! Thanks for sharing your story, it is encouraging.

    • Al.E

      April 23, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks, Alfred, or Al! You will have success, if you want it and feel it. When I feel what I’m trying to play, I do much better than when I just play the note.

  • Michelle-PSL

    April 21, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    WooHoo! One Year TACiversary! Congratulations @Al.E !👍

    Loved reading about your progress over the past year. Kudos on the flatpicking and fingerpicking! And the bonus weight loss!

    Hope you have a great Year 2!

    • Al.E

      April 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Michelle!

  • jumpinjeff

    April 21, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Hi @Al.E , Well done and Happy TACiversary. You have done the hardest year and emerged with flying colors. Fantastic story, multilayered success. You have absolutely met the Certified Guitar Geek requisite. Takes one to know one. Wishing you joy in your play and freedom in your musical expression. (The metronome will set you free😉)

    • Al.E

      April 23, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Jeff!

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